‘Most effective one enemy assets in Bhopal’

BHOPAL: District management, after its -12 months investigations, ought to find Simplest one property belonging to Abida Sultan – the daughter of Nawab Hamidullah Khan, the ultimate Nawab of Bhopal- who migrated to Pakistan. Conclusions of the district land statistics department’s investigation to pick out enemy belongings may want to properly see the stop of speculation over the inheritance of the royal residences of erstwhile Bhopal Kingdom and comes as a huge alleviation for actor Saif Ali Khan and Pataudi own family.

“From the start, we have been claiming there can rarely be any belongings that belong to Abida Sultan in Bhopal and surrounding regions as suspected by way of Custodian of Enemy assets for India (CEPI). Predecessors of my customer have been recognized with the aid of the Union authorities and a Presidential notification in 1961 has well-known Sajida Sultan as the Best successor of Nawab Hamidullah’s all properties and property,” said Rajesh Pancholi, legal professional of Saif Ali Khan. There’s a court docket live within the matter after the CEPI vesting order changed into challenged inside the MP excessive courtroom through Khan.


Saif Ali Khan had replied to CEPI notice, mentioning merger settlement in 1949 between Union authorities and Nawab and claimed his grandmother Sajida Sultan inherited Bhopal State’s houses making the Pataudi circle of relatives inheritor of royal residences. “We are not in opposition to government vesting control of any proper enemy homes,” he added.

The actor moved MP’s excessive court docket after a vesting order of Feb 24, 2015, wherein EPI had on paper vested manage of around 131 residences as ‘enemy property’ belonging to Abida Sultan. Bhopal Nawab’s houses worth crores are in large part managed by using the Pataudi family throughout Bhopal, Raisen, and Shore. It includes around 1,600 acres of residential, network, and agricultural land well worth crores. Resources stated land records officers had traced land information from 1940 to 2016 report and Best one property with the aid of the call Nani Ki Haveli in the walled city has been traced to Abida Sultan.